Alison Fox-Robichaud, a professor of medicine, was recently named the director of medical education for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and McMaster University.
Her responsibilities are to provide the leadership, coordination and operational management for medical education within HHS.
Her priorities include ongoing improvement of undergraduate and postgraduate educational experiences, developing innovative learning programs and fostering research initiatives related to medical education and inter-professional team learning.
"Dr. Fox-Robichaud is a highly-regarded medical practitioner, educator and researcher within both the university and hospital system," said Alan Neville, associate dean of health professional education for the Faculty of Health Sciences.
"We are extremely fortunate to have such a qualified, energetic and compassionate doctor take on this important role."
Fox-Robichaud practises critical care medicine at the Hamilton General Hospital, where she also supervises medical students, residents and fellows from numerous specialties.
A clinician scientist in the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute (TaARI), her research extends from basic and clinical studies to education and quality improvement initiatives on sepsis prevention. Fox-Robichaud recently led the development, implementation and evaluation of the Hamilton Early Warning Score. This unique digital monitoring system can detect early signs of sepsis or diminishing health and alerts the patient's care team so that they can quickly intervene.